Tag: Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease
Good news for Australian bunnies!
Apparently, rabbit meat farms in Oz are struggling to cope with the rising costs of vaccinating their livestock. Quite ironic really considering they regularly release the Calicivirus into the wild to ‘control’ wild rabbit populations.
Just 4 rabbit meat farms now remain out of the 80+ that used to be across the country and it would seem that people attitudes to eating the meat is also changing for the better.
A vaccination can be obtained for pet rabbits in some areas of Australia. Calicivirus is known as Rabbit VHD (Viral Haemorrhagic Disease) in the UK. A simple injection once a year will protect UK pet rabbits from both Myxomatosis and VHD.
Read the full article in ABC News, by Alyse Edwards, here: